Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.12.

Percentage of public and private elementary and secondary students whose parents reported participation in school-related activities, by selected school activity, grade level, and locale: 2003


Grade and locale Attended general meeting Attended scheduled meeting with teacher Attended school event Acted as a volunteer or served on a committee Indicated involvement in any of the four activities
Total 87.7 77.0 70.0 41.7 95.1
City 86.7 77.9 64.8 37.8 94.4
Suburban 90.0 77.5 71.3 44.8 95.5
Town 85.5 75.9 72.6 40.8 94.4
Rural 85.9 75.4 73.8 42.4 95.7
      
K5 93.3 91.2 75.4 52.3 98.3
City 91.5 90.3 70.8 46.7 97.8
Suburban 96.0 93.3 77.3 58.9 99.1
Town 90.3 88.2 75.0 45.6 96.4
Rural 92.9 90.5 79.1 52.3 98.4
      
612 82.7 64.7 65.3 32.5 92.4
City 82.4 66.6 59.3 29.7 91.3
Suburban 84.7 63.6 65.9 32.2 92.3
Town 81.4 65.5 70.5 36.8 92.8
Rural 80.5 63.8 69.8 34.8 93.6
NOTE: Excludes 1,193,461 homeschooled students, or 2.3 percent of all K12 students.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), "Parent and Family Involvement in Education" survey, 2003.